Note: To be sure you’re always seeing the current live feed, click the official link at aprilthegiraffe.com
This is a live feed of April the giraffe, originating at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY. April is very pregnant and expected to give birth at any time. But Mother Nature has her own ideas about due dates.
April is 15 years old and this will be her 4th calf. She’s never lost a calf. Her mate, Oliver, in the adjoining pen, is 5 years old. The calf will weigh around 150 lbs. and will be about 6′ tall at birth. The front hooves will come out first, followed by the snout.
Interestingly, the webcam was taken down briefly by YouTube in response to a complaint about “nudity and sexual content.” Jordan Patch, the zoo director replied, “By kicking our live stream offline, you have literally removed an educational tool and have harmed the species survival more than you could ever recognize.” The live feed was restored.
At the time this was posted on Pied Type, the feed had 102,000 viewers. Not sure the video above is actually the live feed, since it timed out on me. Watch on YouTube to be sure. There’s a chat channel running there, if you can read really fast!
For a little perspective, here’s a screenshot from this evening, when April’s handler came in with treats:
(You may have to click both “Play” and “Live” to get the live camera)